Our Staff

Akron Sea Cadets Officers and Instructors are all 100% volunteers.  Each, plus any additional parent volunteers all undergo extensive personal & professional reference checks as well as an FBI background check.

Commanding Officer
LT Courtney Schroeter, NSCC

LT Schroeter has been involved with the USNSCC program since 2010.  He is a professional Emergency Medical Technician and firefighter with over thirteen years experience.  His respect for our service men and woman comes from having many family members, both past and present serve in various branches of service.  His father serviced in Vietnam as DC2 (Damage Control Petty Officer 2nd Class) and grandfathers in WWII and Korea.


  • Certified Heartsaver® CPR, First Aid and AED Instructor (AHA) 
  • Certified BLS Health Care Provider CPR Instructor (AHA)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor (AHA)
  • Certified Ohio Firefighter 1 and EMT-B
  • Deployed with FEMA during Hurricane Sandy

 Executive Officer

WO David Newton, NSCC

OPS/ Color Guard

ENS Kaylee Ritchey, NSCC

Recruiting Officer

LT Courtney Schroeter, NSCC

Training Officer

WO  David Newton, NSCC

Administration Officer 

ENS Barb Newton, NSCC

Medical Officer

HM1 Stormy Smith, USN

Auxiliary Staff